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brought more details about friday's shooting in connecticut and the lives that were lost. and we should let you know, those details are troubling. the medical examiner has now identified all the victims killed yesterday at sandy hook elementary school. 20 children ages 6 and 7 died along with 6 adults. all were shot multiple times at close range with an assault rifle, not handguns as reported yesterday. investigators also say the shooter forced his way into the school although they have not given specifics as to how. and about two hours ago, president obama announced he will attend a memorial service tomorrow in newtown. tonight the mourning is well under way. in the past two hours this vigil was held for victoria soto, the first grade teacher shot while trying to shield her first grade students from the gunman. her family says she lost her life doing what she loved. she was 27 years old. a live report from sandy hook in a moment but first, cbs 5 reporter don knapp is at a vigil in san francisco's dolores park. don. >> reporter: ann, even though we are a continent away from what happene
a lot of questions about that mass shooting in connecticut. meanwhile, people are leaving behind candles and toys for the victims. >> that, as a shattered community is trying to deal with the horrific reality. funeral preparations are now under way for the 27 victims, 20 of whom are are children. a memorial service is being held today. >> president obama is flying to newtown for today's memorial service. >> and cbs reporter erica ferrari is in newtown now to bring us the latest. good morning, erica. >> reporter: good morning. police have released the names and ages of the victims, but they haven't given any kind of a motive for what they think might have triggered this attack, this as families prepare to bury the dead. people filed into churches around newtown, connecticut to pray for victims of friday's shooting, as this community grievous, families in this small town now planning funerals for their children. >> she was the type of person that could just light up the room. she -- >> reporter: robbie parker's daughter, emilie was one of the 20 children killed in friday's shooting. >> she
. >> axelrod: good evening. newtown, connecticut was, by many measures, one of the safest communities in america. it is now the grief-stricken home of the second deadliest school shooting in u.s. history. 28 people are dead, including the shooter. late today, connecticut's chief medical examiner, wayne carver, reported that the autopsies on all the children are now complete. all 20 of them were shot more than once by 20-year-old adam lanza. police have also released the names of those killed, eight boys, 12 girls, between the ages of 6 and 7. all were first graders. six adults at the school were also murdered, and investigators say they now have some very good evidence explaining what wasde . we have a team of cbs news correspondents and producers on this still-developing story. we begin with margaret brennan here in newtown. >> reporter: gflg, jim. and the bodies of those 12 girls, eight boys, and six adult women killed right here in the sandy hook shooting yesterday are being returned to their families tonight, more than 24 hour after the brutal mass six-year-old emilie parker and j
-stricken newtown, connecticut has begun laying to rest the littlest victims of the sandy hook shootings starting with two 6-year-old boys. first we go live to cbs reporter randall pinkston in newtown with the latest on the investigation. good afternoon, randall. >> reporter: connecticut police say the locations of the shooting sandy hook elementary school and the home where adam lanza lived with his mother are crime investigation scenes. authorities are engaged in an intense investigation trying to find as much information as they can about what led to friday's horrific crime. people sobbed and held each other as they arrived for 6- year-old jack pinto's funeral one of 26 to be held in this community over the coming days. noah pozner will also be laid to rest today. elisa doesn't know the families but plans to attend. >> we just want to be there for the families. i think they're inconsolable. i would be. >> reporter: police say the people died after 20-year-old adam lanza shot his way into their school friday morning. investigators are searching for a motive. >> there are many, many witnesses th
with us. it's been a horrible day. >> friday night the people of newtown, connecticut came together as a community to remember and to mourn. >> i have children. i couldn't fathom that. >> police say the gunman, 20-year-old add dan hand -- adam lanza arrived tat school where his mother worked. >> the caller is indicating she thinking someone is shooting in the building. >> when he was done 20 children and 6 adults were dead. >> there were 20 parents that were told that their children are dead. it was awful. >> the principal dawn hochsprung was among the first killed. >> i can't believe she's gone. >> her teachers and staff did all they could to keep the kids safe. >> the teachers directed us to stay against the wall and everybody started kind of panicking. >> adam lanza ended the shooting when he turned the gun on himself. it wasn't until later that police here discovered the first murder victim, his own mother was found dead in their house. >> she was shot once in the face. that is a very brutal and also a very personal way to kill anyone, particularly a relative, especially your
in newtown, connecticut. for the fourth time in his presidency and the second time this year president obama has consoled the community hit by gun violence. there was ft. hood, there was tucson, there was aurora, and now newtown. the president arrived here late this afternoon. he met with victims' families and first responders. and tonight he attended a vigil at the newtown high school. >> newtown, you are not alone. these difficult days have unfolded. you've also inspired us, with stories of strength and resolve and sacrifice. >> jeff: the president also called for change in that speech saying are we really powerless in the face of such carnage. tomorrow the first funerals will take place. and today we learned police said that friday's massacre could be have been much, much worse. here's jim axelrod. >> reporter: newtown is a place of sober reflection and crushing emotion. all day people walk slowly to this makeshift memorial to leave flowers, light a candle, shed their tears. >> they were babies, they were innocent babies and that is what makes it almost incomprehensible. >> reporter: at s
closed doors, the president told connecticut's governor that friday was the single most difficult day of his presidency. >> reporter: charlotte, daniel, olivia... >> reporter: the tears flowed freely as the people of newtown, connecticut remembered those gunned down at sandy hook elementary school. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. >> reporter: president obama said he brought with him the love and prayers of the nation. >> i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow nor can they heal your wounded hearts. >> reporter: the next painful step in the grieving process begins today when the first two funerals will be held here in newtown. >> they were innocent babies and that's what makes it almost incomprehensible. >> reporter: police believe the carnage could have been much worse. they say 20-year-old adam lanza had enough bullets to kill just about every child in the school if given enough time. >> high capacity magazine for the rifle, all right, and multiple magazines for the rifle and multiple magazines for both
guys >> thank you. >>> students are returning to class in newtown, connecticut today except those from sandy hook elementary. >> that campus will remain a crime scene indefinitely after friday's mass shooting. investigatessers are trying to determine why gunman adam lanza singled out the school, which he attended as a child. federallation say he fired guns at shoot -- federal agents say he fired guns at shooting ranges over the years but not recently. cbs reporter marly hall joins us from newtown with more on what's happening. >> reporter: good morning, michelle and brian. it's a week before christmas, and here in newtown, connecticut, many families aren't planning for the holidays but planning funerals and there are several planned in the weeks to come. it's back to school for the children of newtown, connecticut with the exception of the students of sandy hook elementary school. kenneth canfield is a fourth greater at sandy hook. he heard screaming and gunshots in the room he was in. >> it was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenneth and his classmates won't be returning
will never be the same again. in newtown, connecticut, ines ferre, now back to you. >>> newtown, connecticut, is in the southwestern part of the state. it's roughly 80 miles northeast of new york city. the population is about 27,500 people and encompasses will 60 square miles about the same size as carmel-by-the-sea here in california. there are four elementary schools in newtown. sandy hook where the shootings took place is a kindergarten through fourth grade school. >>> now, the children described terror as they told their parents about how they cowered in the classrooms. while their teachers locked doors and ordered them to hide. here's how some of those students and their parents explained what happened today. >> somebody yelled, get to a safe place. >> teacher pulled me into her classroom. >> reporter: inside sandy hook elementary school, children were caught in the chaos. >> teacher said had to close the blinds and had to close the blinds and had to shut off the lights and [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: outside, the first family members on the scene witnessed a horrific site. >> three
for the children of newtown, connecticut. with one exception, the students of sandy hook elementary. kenneth is a fourth grader at sandy hook. he was there that tragic day. >> he heard screaming and gunshots and the room he was in was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenneth and his classmates won't be returning to sandy hook elementary school. when they do go back, they will attend chalk hill school in nearby monroe. >> they said he won't go back unless there's a police officer at every door. >> reporter: the grieving continues here in newtown. there will be two more funerals today when james mattioli and jessica rekos will be laid to rest. the first two funerals were monday when 6-year-old noah pozner and jack pinto were remembered. >> shouldn't be at a 6-year- old's funeral. it's a devastating event and as heartbreaking as it is, it just keeps getting more heartbreaking. >> reporter: noah pozner was described as smart, caring and rum bunktious. jack pinto loved the new york giants. he was buried in the jersey of his favorite player, giants wide receiver, victor cruz. >> there w
. >> pelley: lou, thanks very much. paul vance is a police lieutenant with the connecticut state police. he's been briefing reporters today and i asked him what he saw when he arrived at the school. >> it's a horrific scene. it's a very tragic scene, as we've been reporting. it involve it had death of numerous children, 20 to be exact, six adults. and it's a very tragic, horrific scene. >> pelley: were the children who were killed in one classroom? spread out across the entire school? >> one section of the building is the best way we can explain it. the deceased were all located in one complete section of the building. >> pelley: and where was the gunman found? >> in the hallway. >> pelley: outside of a classroom? >> correct. >> pelley: as the sun is going down now, are the victims still in the school? >> yeah, this is a long process and by that i mean it's a crime scene, it's a criminal investigation, it mandates that we meticulously document every single square inch of that building. we meticulously document all the affirmative actions and that's time -- facts and circumstances, and that'
is taking place in newtown, connecticut. this is at newtown high school. hundreds are in attendance including president obama. he is expected to speak shortly. cbs will carry the president's remarks live as they happen. >>> chilling new details about -- are emerging about the deadly rampage in connecticut that left 28 people dead including 20 children. sources say the shooter, adam lanza, shot his mother four times in the head, apparently as she lay sleeping. computers in the home were found smashed. lanza then drove it to the school and forced his way in by shooting out a window. within minutes he shot and killed the children and six adults, and then as police closed in, lanza shot himself. in newtown, it was a day to mourn their dead at church services. cbs is in newtown where president obama is among the mourners. >> reporter: hundreds of mourners at a vigil in new town gave first respond ears standing ovation. president obama is there to help this community deal with the tragedy. people have been stopping at town memorials all day. while others attended sunday services focused o
details are emerging about the deadly rampage in connecticut that left 28 people dead, including >>> good evening. chilling new details are emerging about the deadly rampage in connecticut that left 28 people dead. sources say the shooter adam lanza shot his mother four times in the head apparently as she lay sleeping. computers in the home were found smashed. he then drove to the school and forced his way in by shooting out a window. as police closed p in, lanza shot himself. president obama spoke at a memorial. he arrived an hour before meeting private well family members of those killed in the mass ser. then he spoke in the memorial service. >> can we say that we're truly doing enough to give all the children of this country the chance they deserve to live out their lives in happiness? and with purpose? i've been reflecting on this the last few days. if we're honest with ourselves, the answer is no. we're not doing enough. and we will have to change. >> and we'll have more on that memorial shortly with the mass shooting still fresh on many people's minds many politicians are d
. >> pelley: good evening. the funerals began today. two of the children killed in newtown, connecticut, on friday have been laid to rest. mourners leaving the service for six-year-old noah pozner were heir to keep his memory in their hearts, but hearts are strained to breaking by the senseless ftss. ts makeshift memorials, parents held their children and tried to comprehend 20 first graders murdered at sandy hook elementary school along with the six staff members who tried to save them. tonight we know more about how it happened and we have a team of correspondents on this tragedy. elrst we'll go to jim axelrod. >> reporter: at 1:00 this afternoon, the first two funerals began: one in newtown, the other 25 miles away. this woman spoke for many. >> you shouldn't be at a six- year-old's funeral. i mean, it's a devastating event and it's heart breaking and it keeps getting more heart breaking. >> reporter: six-year-old noah pozner was eulogized as a kind, caring, slightly mischevious boy who'd been looking forward to a buddy's birthday party on saturday. six-year-old jack pinto was descri
that people nationwide, they are honoring the victims of the mass shooting in connecticut. locally, dozens gathered last night for a vigil in gilroy. organizers at south valley community church say it gave people a chance to get together and share their thoughts. >> having an environment a venue like this i think helps people kind of process it and then being able to give resources that kind of help people continue that journey. >> the names of all the newtown victims were read and a candle was lit for each of them. another vigil is planned at 6:00 tonight at amaral park in pleasanton. >>> well, this morning a more detailed picture is emerging of the gunman who killed more than two dozen people. acquaintances of adam lanza was smart but his mother who was also killed told friends he had a mental disability. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in our newsroom with more. >>> reporter: a man who babysat for the family when adam was 10 said nancy lanza told him to supervise her son at all times and never turn his back on him. lanza reportedly had no close friends in school. the gunman was taking c
hope we can laugh tonight after a horrible weekend. i just want the people in connecticut to know that we do not take what you're going through lightly and we are thinking about you here a lot, all of us. >>> welcome to "cbs this "cbs this morning." students are going back to students are g school today in newtown, connecticut, except for the boyse boys and girls of sandy hook elementary.elementary. their new school at a nearby is town is not ready yet. >>> investigators are still . trying to figure out what led to this massacre.acre. jeff gore is inlor is in newtown, connecticut, where two victims were laid to rest monday morning. >> reporter: good morning to you and good morning to your viewers in the west.n connecticu one week this week will be full of funerals and wakes. friday's in connecticut on monday the first two funerals were held for the victims of friday's 6-year-old shooting, 6-year-old noah pozner 6- and 6-year-old jack pinto. the state's and lieutenant ed one of th governor each attended one of you try their services. >> you try to feel their pain but
. >> thank you, randall pinkston in newtown, connecticut. >>> cbs 5 reporter ann notarangelo has been talking to bay area school administrators who admit there are limits to what they can do to keep students safe. >> reporter: there is an one expectation. we send our children to school and they come home safe and a little smarter. what happened in connecticut breached that agreement. >> how do you adequately prepare for something like this? it's just beyond anyone's expectations. it has rocked us all to the core. it's everyone's worst nightmare. >> reporter: like everyone else the san ramon valley unified school district mourns the loss of the young children in newtown while knowing they have thousands of students in their care they need to keep safe. the state superintendent of schools sent out a letter friday reminding schools to review their safety and security procedures. >> we do multiple drills and intruder on campus drills that are specific toward that kind of an issue or incident. >> reporter: that involved children? >> yeah. yeah. and there are ways to do that without heightening peo
, connecticut, i'm randall pinkston. back to you. >>> randall, have investigators learned anything as to how adam lanza gained access to these high powered ammunition? >> reporter: we know that his mother obtained those weapons legally. they were applied for. she had to fill out a lot of paperwork to get them. we don't know whether she kept locked. we don't know whether he had permission to use them whenever he wanted to. we know she took him with her to shooting ranges several times over the course of the past several years. today we learned from investigators that both adam lanza and his mother had made visits to multiple gun ranges. so obviously, he was familiar with weapons with his mother's permission. whether he had access to those firearms, we can't say at this time. >> randall pinkston in newtown, connecticut, thank you. >>> schools throughout the bay area are reviewing their security procedures, following friday's tragedy in connecticut. ann notarangelo is in antioch where they admit there is a limit to what they can do to keep students safe. >> reporter: schools in the bay area hav
, connecticut, with the latest on president obama's appearance. erica. >> reporter: behind closed doors, the president reportedly told the governor of connecticut that friday was the single most difficult day of his presidency. >> charlotte, daniel, olivia... >> reporter: the tears flowed freely as the people of newtown, connecticut, remembered those gunned down at sandy hook elementary school. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. >> reporter: president obama said he brought with him the love and prayers of the nation. >> i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow nor can they heal your wounded hearts. >> reporter: the next painful step in the grieving process begins today when the first two funerals will be held here in newtown. >> they were innocent babies. and that's what makes it almost incomprehensible. >> reporter: police believe the carnage could have been word. adam lanza had enough bullets to kill every child in the school. >> high capacity magazine for the rifle, all right, and multiple magazines for the
friday's heartbreaking violence in newtown, connecticut, we'll have the there's on continuing developments. we'll then turn to our cover story, which examines americans and faith. seems that for increasing numbers of us now, our permanent beliefs do not involve organized religion. >> reporter: this morning spiritual leaders around the country are faced with trying to explain the inexplicable. while some may seek solace in church, a growing number of americans are finding their faith elsewhere. >> it's less and and less important for people to think of themselves as methodist or baptist. >> reporter: how one of the most religious countrys in the world may be becoming a little less religious. ahead on "sunday morning." >> osgood: some kids byron pitts visited demonstrating amazing pluck, as you will see and hear. >> reporter: it may be an ancient instrument, with a heavenly sound. but in modern day atlanta, jarnl, the harp is about much much more. >> it is about opportunity. we don't expect everybody to become a professional harpist. it's about helping children to become all the
the connecticut school mass. what else he says -- we hav obligation to >>> we will have to change. >> barack obama promises changes to prevent future massacres. and what else he says we have an obligation to do. >>> renewing the debate over gun control. >>> and the next round of rain is moving in. but the bigger weather headlines, downright freezing temperatures. the coldest day of the week and the day that will stay dry. >>> president barack obama spent the night mourning in newtown, connecticut. he arrived an hour before the service began to meet with the families in privaciy. >> i come to offer the love -- privacy. >> i come to offer the love and prays of aination. >> i am very mindful that mere words can not match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your hearts. in the face of violence. in the face of evil. you looked out for each other. and you have cared for one another. >> he ended the speech by reciting the names of all of the 20 children killed. >>> the first funerals are starting tomorrow. 28 people dead. including 20 children. they say the shooter, adam lanza shot his mother f
ferrari for cbs news, newtown, connecticut. >> yesterday's public memorial, president obama met privately with families of the victims. >>> the school massacre in connecticut presents a challenge, obviously, for parents and educators. thousands of miles away. the key question: how should we communicate with our kids about it? san francisco's unified school district is one of many all across the bay acknowledging the difficulty educators and students have. mayor ed lee and the superintendent released a statement letting our schools know there will be counselors available today to help anyone deal with trauma and stress. >>> the images of last friday's school shooting across the country hit us at home. psychologists tell us younger children will have the hardest time understanding it all. >> so for those children it's really important to try and limit their exposure to these events, all the news coverage, and to more importantly to reassure to them the safety of their environment. >> older children will have a better understanding. but they will want to know more specifics. dr. berry says
" with scott pelley. reporting tonight from newtown, connecticut. >> pelley: good evening. the bodies of most of the children killed this morning remain inside sandy hook elementary school tonight, along with the bodies of six adults and the gunman himself. the fire house behind me, decorated for christmas, is where terrorized parents came to find out whether their children were among the living or the dead. some of the victims were as young as five years old. president obama said today what everyone is thinking: we have been through this too many times. sandy hook is a k-4 elementary school with about 700 students. >> somebody came in to the room and shot a teacher. that's all i know. sorry. >> pelley: parents rushed to the school after getting robocalls that there had been a shooting. at 9:30 this morning police say a gunman, identified as 20-year-old adam lanza, opened fire in a kindergarten classroom where his mother was the teacher. some of her students were among the 20 children killed. in all, 26 people were killed at the school, including the school principal. the police say the gunma
. >> reporter: some connecticut parents report their children are asking when will this happen again? davies urges parents to assure the kids they're in charge in keeping them safe in a structured environment. >> the more things are regular and predictable for the kids, the better. >> davies says young children should not see media coverage of the shootings because kids can suffer from ptsd just from watching traumatic events. schools are offering counseling on monday. >> vigils large and small happened in various places across the country today. this was the scene in walnut creek earlier tonight where about a dozen people came together in the small connecticut town where this all happened, a service at a local catholic church was filled to capacity. hundreds more people were outside, some of them holding hands and saying prayers. and in washington, d.c., hundreds of people packed the white house lawn, holding up candles at an impromptu vigil. >> today's tragedy has a lot of people wondering if it's time for tougher gun control. according to a new survey, usa poll, almost 3/4s of bay area ad
morning, terrell. behind closed doors, the president reportedly told connecticut's governor that friday was the single most difficult day of his presidency. the tears flowed freely as the people of newtown, connecticut, remembered those gunned down at sandy hook elementary school. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. >> reporter: president obama said he brought with him the love and prayers of the nation. >> i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts. >> reporter: the next painful step in the grieving process begins today when the first two funerals will be held here in newtown. >> they're innocent babies and that's what makes it almost incomprehensible. >> reporter: police believe the carnage could have been much worse. police say adam lanza had enough bullets to kill just about every child in the school if given enough time. >> i could pass the magazine for multiple magazines for the rifle and handguns. >> reporter: adam lanza ducked into a room when the police were arriving
away from connecticut in gilroy tonight. about 70 people attended a vigil for the sandy hook victims. they came together at the south valley community church to pray, mourn, and heal. >> having an environment, a venue like this helps people process it. and then being able to give resources that kind of help people continue that journey. >> the names of all 26 victims were read and a candle was lit for each of them. we're getting a better idea who the sandy hook killer was. cbs reporter seth talked to a former classmate and a babysitter who says that adam lanza's mother gave him an odd warning about her son. >> what kind of kid was adam lanza as a classmate? >> just quiet. >> she remembers adam lanza from german class. >> on one side he did something unspeakable. while on the other that's not how i remember him. i remember him as a nice kid that i sat near in class. and we joked. he'd laugh. you know. that kind of thing. >> it was the spring of 2009 and the two were enrolled at western connecticut state university while lanza buzz in high school. >> we were hanging out outside of clas
. >> it's going to be an interesting year in sacramento. thank you. >>> in the wake of the connecticut school shooting, a top state lawmaker wants the white house to consider california as a model for dealing with mental illness. senate president pro tem darrell steinberg wrote to vice president joe biden urging him to use california's mental health services act as a model for nationwide improvements. it levies a special tax on higher earners to pay for housing, medication, therapy and preventative services. >> the fact is that it sometimes does take the public's attentio on the worst of worst circumstances to talk about and to act around how we improve systems that for far too long have been underfunded and ignored. >> now, steinberg also wants the federal government to match every dollar the states extend on mental health. >>> a bay area gun buy-back program was so successful, there's now talk of using it as a blueprint for the country. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez in the newsroom with details. joe. >> reporter: the organizers in oakland say they plan to take this thing statewide perha
are not alone. >> america mourns a national tragedy, as investigators at a connecticut community search for answers. >> the second deadliest school shooting in united states history. >> this not just heartbreaking. they're not just names. it's not a list. they're little kids. >> the heartbreaking good-byes begin today with the first funerals. >> the shooter has been positively identified as adam lanza. his death has been ruled a suicide. >> police are still investigating a motive for the massacre. >> i don't think anything is worse than what happened in this school. >> what happened there is a nightmare. >> to pick on 6 and 7-year-olds, it's beyond horrific. >> i had to break it to all the folks who were assembled at the firehouse that their children or their loved ones were not coming home. that's an exercise that i will live with for the most of my life. >> house speaker john boehner is now willing to consider a tax increase for those making more than $1 million a year. >> the nfl took a moment to reflect. teams and players paid tribute to those affected by the scho
forward talking about previous interactions with connecticut gunman adam lanza. workers at a newtown hair salon with lanza and his mother were regular customers say they never heard him speak. they say nancy lanza would give her son directions about what to do and where to go. meanwhile, investigators are still not clear what motivated adam lanza to open fire at an elementary school on friday. marlie hall has more from newtown. >>> reporter: good morning, michelle. several parents here in newtown, connecticut continue to face the unthinkable burying their children. five funerals are scheduled for today and people are still reeling. hundreds gathered for memorial service to remember sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. she died trying to stop the shooter after he broke into the school. >> you don't have to know her. you just have to know what she did is an act of selflessness and that touches humanity. >> reporter: hochsprung's funeral is just one of five that will be held today. tuesday saw two more children laid to rest. 6-year-old james mattioli loved sports and math. his fa
unable to find any indication that a gunman was on campus but officers say in the wake of the connecticut shooting, they were not taking any chances. >>> as more funerals are eld had for victims of the shooting in connecticut more details are emerging about adam lanza. workers at a newtown hair salon where lanza and his mother were customers said they never heard him speak. they say his mother nancy lanza would give her son directions about what to do and where to go. meanwhile, investigators still not clear about what motivated adam lanza to open fire at that elementary school last friday. cbs news' marlie hall has more from newtown. >> reporter: hundreds gathered for memorial service to remember sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. she died trying to stop the shooter after he broke into the school. >> you don't have to know her. you just have to know what she did is an act of selflessness. >> reporter: hochsprung's funeral is one of five today. tuesday saw two more children laid to remember, 6-year-old james mattioli loved sports and math. his family called him a numbers guy
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with connecticut gunman lanza. workers at a newtown hair salon where lanza and his mother were regular customers say they never heard him speak. they say that his mother nancy lanza would give her son directions about what to do and where to go. meanwhile investigators are still not clear about what motivated him to open fire at that elementary school school on friday. cbs news's marlie hall has more live from newtown. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. while the motive behind this tragic school shooting remains unclear, one thing is for sure, emotions are still raw here in newtown, connecticut. five funerals are scheduled for today in this one small town and people are still reeling. hundreds gathered for memorial service to remember sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. she died trying to stop the shooter after he broke into the school. >> you don't have to know her. you just have to know what she did is an act of selflessness and that touches humanity. >> reporter: hochsprung's funeral is just one of five that will be held today. tuesday saw two more children laid to rest. 6-
. >>> now to newtown, connecticut, where more funerals will be held today for victims of friday's school massacre. elaine quijano is in newtown. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, charlie and norah. the search for comfort here means more funerals will take place today. it also means a slow return to things that once seemed routine. this simple act of going to school is no longer simple here. on the first day back after the shooting, it's become more of a ritual. mike morshuk planned to meet his 16-year-old daughter after class. >> i'll be waiting outside the car and hopefully a few friends will come over, give them a big hug and a kiss, you know. >> reporter: for students at sandy hook elementary classes won't resume until january. in an empty school being renovated nearby. their own building is still an active crime scene and may never be reopened. tuesday morning funerals were held for 6-year-old james mattioli who loved cuddling with his mom at the end of the day. and jessica rekos, who so loved horses. she had just asked santa for a new cowgirl hat. today there will be s
interviewed nra's president david keene. >>> it is one week since the newtown, connecticut, school shooting which changed the gun control debate. short time ago americans paused to honor the 20 children and 6 women who were killed in that massacre. bell toll [ bell tolling ] church bells rang 26 times as newtown officials and residents stood with connecticut governor dan malloy. churches also rang their bells in washington and other cities. on thursday services were held for six of the people killed inside sandy hook elementary school. there was also a funeral in new hampshire for nancy lanza, the mother and first victim of gunman adam lanza. seth doane is in newtown where more funerals for the victims will be held this morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie and good morning to our viewers in the west. across the country, governors and mayors have called for a special day of mourning and a moment of silence to mark one week since this tragedy. >> it sucks. there's no reason for us to be here tonight. >> reporter: expressions of disbelief and grief echo
out! at kmart. >> pelley: it is a sunday of sorrow for newtown, connecticut, and for the nation. this afternoon hundreds of residents walked the road to sandy hook elementary school, where, on friday, 26 people were murdered, 20 of them children in the first grade. president obama has been in newtown tonight for a memorial service. first reports of this tragedy have turned out to be inaccurate. we were told that the gunman's mother was a teacher at the school, that he was allowed in because he was recognized, and that he targeted his mother's classroom with two handguns. tonight we know that all of that is wrong. here's what we do know, as told by people who knew the gunman and by one woman at the school that he approached but did not kill. that woman is sally cox, the school nurse. this picture was taken shortly after she left sandy hook elementary on friday. she's been the school nurse there 15 years. and she told us that friday morning began with comforting routine: 9:10, pledge of allegiance; 9:15, outside doors locked. then came 9:30. >> cox: all of a sudden, i heard a very
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